Merewether High School

Scientia Ac Labore - Success through knowledge and application.

Telephone02 4969 3855


English study is mandatory in NSW from Kindergarten to Year 12.

Students learn about the English language through written, spoken and visual texts of increasing complexity as they progress through their schooling.

An understanding of the English language is central to how we communicate and essential for intellectual, social and emotional development.

The study of English should develop a love of literature and learning and be challenging and enjoyable. It develops skills to enable students to experiment with ideas and expression, to become active, independent and lifelong learners, to work with each other and to reflect on their learning.

In Year 11 and 12, the study of English is mandatory. Courses offered include:

  • English Advanced
  • English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D)
  • English Extension 1
  • English Extension 2
  • English Standard
  • English Studies.

Faculty Information

The English staff is a highly experienced team of teachers who work collaboratively to provide quality learning opportunities for all students. As a staff, we are committed to providing a diverse and differentiated curriculum to ensure that all students are engaged in a range of innovative and challenging learning experiences.

The faculty has had many successes in a range of Regional, State and National co-curricular initiatives. Staff are highly skilled and trained in delivering a range of programs. We currently offer opportunities for students to be involved in:

  • Debating
  • Public Speaking
  • Writing competitions
  • ICAS competitions
  • Premier's Reading Challenge.

English Staff

Ms Angela Colbert (Head Teacher)

Ms Clair Bennet 

Ms Kelly Biram

Ms Michelle Burdekin

Ms Leanne Corney

Ms Belinda Daley

Mr David Evans

Ms Claire Howlett

Ms Alison Latimore

Ms Lisa Parker